Macleod (electoral district)

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This article is about the Alberta electoral district. For the Northwest Territories electoral district, see Macleod (N.W.T. electoral district).
Macleod
Flag of Alberta.svg Alberta electoral district
Alberta federal ridings (rural) - Macleod.svg
Macleod in relation to the other Alberta federal electoral districts
Federal electoral district
Legislature House of Commons
MP
 
 
 
John Barlow
Conservative
District created 1987
First contested 1988
Last contested 2011
District webpage profile, map
Demographics
Population (2011)[1] 123,778
Electors (2011) 81,141
Area (km²)[2] 28,303.15
Pop. density (per km²) 4.4
Census divisions Division No. 3, Division No. 6, Division No. 15
Census subdivisions Arrowwood, Bighorn No. 8, Black Diamond, Blood 148, Calgary, Cardston County, Carmangay, Champion, Claresholm, Cochrane, Cowley, Crowsnest Pass, Eden Valley 216, Foothills No. 31, Fort Macleod, Glenwood, Granum, High River, Hill Spring, Kananaskis, Lomond, Longview, Milo, Nanton, Okotoks, Piikani 147, Pincher Creek, Pincher Creek No. 9, Ranchland No. 66, Rocky View County, Siksika 146, Stavely, Stoney 142, 143, 144, Tsuu T'ina Nation 145 (Sarcee 145), Turner Valley, Vulcan, Vulcan County, Willow Creek No. 26

Macleod is a federal electoral district in Alberta, Canada, that has been represented in the House of Commons of Canada from 1908 to 1968 and since 1988. It is a mostly rural riding in southwest Alberta, though it extends as far north as the outer suburbs of Calgary. It represents the Municipal District of Foothills No. 31, Municipal District of Willow Creek No. 26, Municipal District of Pincher Creek No. 9, Municipal District of Ranchland No. 66, Vulcan County, the Municipality of Crowsnest Pass, and Kananaskis Improvement District. It also includes the towns of Okotoks, Cochrane, and High River.

Demographics[edit]

According to the Canada 2011 Census

Ethnic groups: 84.1% White, 12.1% Aboriginal
Languages: 87.7% English, 3.6% German, 1.4% French, ~1.8% Blackfoot (Blackfoot counted as "Other language" on the Census; this number derived from "other language" speakers on Blackfoot reserves)
Religions: 67.4% Christian (22.7% Catholic, 12.2% United Church, 6.0% Anglican, 2.9% Lutheran, 1.8% Pentecostal, 1.6% Baptist, 1.4% Presbyterian, 18.8% Other Christian), 1.9% Traditional Aboriginal spirituality, 28.9% No religion
Median income (2010): $33,338

History[edit]

This riding was originally created in 1907 from parts of District of Alberta and Calgary ridings.

It was abolished in 1966 when it was redistributed into Rocky Mountain, Palliser Crowfoot, Lethbridge and Medicine Hat ridings.

It was re-created in 1987 from Bow River, Lethbridge—Foothills, Medicine Hat and Wild Rose ridings.

Due to the 2012 federal electoral boundaries redistribution the riding will be abolished prior to the next election. Most of the riding will be transferred to the new riding of Foothills. Small parts will also be transferred to Bow River, Medicine Hat—Cardston—Warner, Banff—Airdrie, Calgary Midnapore and Calgary Signal Hill.

Members of Parliament[edit]

This riding has elected the following members of the House of Commons of Canada:

Parliament Years Member Party
Macleod
Riding created from Calgary and Alberta provisional district
11th  1908 − 1911     John Herron Liberal–Conservative
12th  1911 − 1917     David Warnock Liberal
13th  1917 − 1921     Hugh Murray Shaw Government (Unionist)
14th  1921 − 1925     George Gibson Coote Progressive
15th  1925 − 1926
16th  1926 − 1930     United Farmers
17th  1930 − 1935
18th  1935 − 1940     Ernest George Hansell Social Credit
19th  1940 − 1945
20th  1945 − 1949
21st  1949 − 1953
22nd  1953 − 1957
23rd  1957 − 1958
24th  1958 − 1962     Lawrence Kindt Progressive Conservative
25th  1962 − 1963
26th  1963 − 1965
27th  1965 − 1968
Riding dissolved
Riding re-created from Bow River, Lethbridge—Foothills,
Medicine Hat and Wild Rose
34th  1988 − 1993     Ken Hughes Progressive Conservative
35th  1993 − 1997     Grant Hill Reform
36th  1997 − 2000
 2000 − 2000     Alliance
37th  2000 − 2003
 2003 − 2004     Progressive Conservative
 2004 − 2004     Conservative
38th  2004 − 2006     Ted Menzies Conservative
39th  2006 − 2008
40th  2008 − 2011
41st  2011 − 2013
 2014 − Present     John Barlow Conservative

Current Member of Parliament[edit]

The seat is currently held by John Barlow, a Conservative and a former newspaper editor, who was elected in a by-election on June 30, 2014 following the resignation of Ted Menzies on November 6, 2013.

Election results[edit]

1988–present[edit]

Canadian federal by-election, June 30, 2014
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Conservative John Barlow 12,616 69.16 -8.33
Liberal Dustin Fuller 3,092 16.95 +13.27
Green Larry Ashmore 991 5.43 +0.81
Christian Heritage David J. Reimer 774 4.24 +3.75
New Democratic Aileen Burke 770 4.22 -6.11
Total valid votes/Expense limit 18,243 100.0
Total rejected ballots 81 0.44
Turnout 18,324 19.92 -41.60
Eligible voters 92,007
Conservative hold Swing -10.80
By-election due to the resignation of Ted Menzies.
Source: Elections Canada[3]


Canadian federal election, 2011
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
Conservative Ted Menzies 40,007 77.48 +0.12 $51,784
New Democratic Janine Giles 5,335 10.33 +3.65 $4,665
Green Attila Nagy 2,389 4.63 -4.48 $2,587
Liberal Nicole Hankel 1,898 3.68 -2.24
Progressive Canadian Brad Carrigan 1,754 3.40
Christian Heritage Marc Slingerland 252 0.49 -0.43
Total valid votes/Expense limit 51,635 100.00
Total rejected ballots 157 0.30 +0.10
Turnout 51,792 61.52 +5.13
Eligible voters 84,182
Conservative hold Swing -1.76
Canadian federal election, 2008
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
Conservative Ted Menzies 35,328 77.36 +1.91 $47,418
Green Jared McCollum 4,161 9.11 +2.93 $3,884
New Democratic Stan Knowlton 3,053 6.69 +0.16 $4,003
Liberal Isabel Paynter 2,703 5.92 -3.31 $7,424
Christian Heritage Marc Slingerland 422 0.92
Total valid votes/Expense limit 45,667 100.00 $96,193
Total rejected ballots 91 0.20 -0.07
Turnout 45,758 56.39 -3.64


Canadian federal election, 2006
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Conservative Ted Menzies 37,534 75.45 +0.69
Liberal Bernie Kennedy 4,596 9.23 -2.86
New Democratic Joyce Thomas 3,251 6.53 +0.04
Green Larry Ashmore 3,075 6.18 -0.46
Independent Myron Wolf Child 1,055 2.12
Canadian Action Catherine Whelan Costen 235 0.47
Total valid votes 49,879 100.00
Total rejected ballots 133 0.27 +0.01
Turnout 43,224 60.03 0.00
Canadian federal election, 2004
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
Conservative Ted Menzies 32,232 74.76 -9.12 $45,277
Liberal Chris Shade 5,214 12.09 2.68
Green Laurel Denise Fadeeff 2,865 6.64 $1,011
New Democratic Joyce Thomas 2,802 6.49 -0.21 $1,368
Total valid votes 43,113 100.00
Total rejected ballots 111 0.26 0.00
Turnout 43,224 60.03 -2.74

Note: Conservative vote is compared to the total of Progressive Conservative and Canadian Alliance vote in 2000.

Canadian federal election, 2000
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
Alliance Grant Hill 30,783 70.05 +2.03 $47,809
Progressive Conservative Cyril R. Abbott 6,079 13.83 -1.76 $9,380
Liberal Marlene LaMontagne 4,137 9.41 +5.36 $5,561
New Democratic Dwayne Good Striker 2,945 6.70 +5.99 $524
Total valid votes 43,944 100.00
Total rejected ballots 116 0.26 +0.11
Turnout 44,060 62.77 +6.20

Note: Canadian Alliance vote is compared to the Reform vote in 1997.

Canadian federal election, 1997
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
Reform Grant Hill 24,225 68.02 +4.62 $40,614
Progressive Conservative Tim Anderson 5,555 15.59 -1.77 $32,047
Liberal Christopher Paton-Gay 4,137 11.61 -4.62 $41,335
New Democratic Stanley Carl Knowlton 1,444 4.05 +2.15 $2,140
Natural Law Diane Shapka 253 0.71 +0.18
Total valid votes 35,614 100.00
Total rejected ballots 53 0.15
Turnout 35,667 56.57
Canadian federal election, 1993
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Reform Grant Hill 23,803 63.40 +32.19
Progressive Conservative Ken Hughes 6,517 17.36 -33.16
Liberal Roy Whitney 6,095 16.23 +6.79
New Democratic Susanne Abildgaard 714 1.90 -6.67
Green Warren Smith 214 0.57
Natural Law Gloria Hansen 200 0.53
Total valid votes 37,543 100.00
Canadian federal election, 1988
Party Candidate Votes %
Progressive Conservative Ken Hughes 16,989 50.52
Reform Ken Copithorne 10,498 31.22
Liberal Ernie Patterson 3,175 9.44
New Democratic Gary Taje 2,884 8.58 0.25
Commonwealth of Canada F.B. Tex Hover 84
Total valid votes 33,630 100.00

1908–1968[edit]

Canadian federal election, 1965
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Progressive Conservative Lawrence Kindt 8,706 44.32 -1.00
Social Credit Ernie Patterson 6,487 33.03 -3.08
Liberal Bill Matheson 3,142 16.00 +2.72
New Democratic Sam Brown 1,307 6.65 +1.36
Total valid votes 19,642 100.00
Canadian federal election, 1963
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Progressive Conservative Lawrence Kindt 9,785 45.32 -0.52
Social Credit Ernie Patterson 7,795 36.11 +2.84
Liberal Robert Bostrom 2,866 13.28 -1.68
New Democratic John P. Griffin 1,143 5.29 -0.65
Total valid votes 21,589 100.00
Canadian federal election, 1962
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Progressive Conservative Lawrence Kindt 9,605 45.84 -13.19
Social Credit Ernie Patterson 6,970 33.26 +5.40
Liberal James A. Coutts 3,133 14.95 +5.50
New Democratic John P. Griffin 1,245 5.94 +2.29
Total valid votes 20,953 100.00

Note: NDP vote is compared to CCF vote in 1958 election.

Canadian federal election, 1958
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Progressive Conservative Lawrence Kindt 11,911 59.03 +32.69
Social Credit Ernest George Hansell 5,623 27.87 -15.80
Liberal James Derrick 1,907 9.45 -15.34
Co-operative Commonwealth John Purrier Griffin 736 3.65 -1.55
Total valid votes 20,177 100.00
Canadian federal election, 1957
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Social Credit Ernest George Hansell 8,411 43.67 -4.71
Progressive Conservative Lawrence Kindt 5,073 26.34 +6.14
Liberal Gordon Lloyd Burton 4,774 24.79 +0.84
Co-operative Commonwealth John Purrier Griffin 1,001 5.20 +1.18
Total valid votes 19,259 100.00
Canadian federal election, 1953
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Social Credit Ernest George Hansell 8,685 48.39 +3.30
Liberal John Joseph McIntyre 4,298 23.95 -0.79
Progressive Conservative Warren Cecil Cooper 3,625 20.20 +0.04
Co-operative Commonwealth Leslie Norman Howard 721 4.02 -6.00
Labor–Progressive Anthony Patera 620 3.45
Total valid votes 17,949 100.00
Canadian federal election, 1949
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Social Credit Ernest George Hansell 7,411 45.08 +7.93
Liberal Alfred Gladstone Lewis 4,066 24.74 +9.39
Progressive Conservative Stanley Wyatt 3,314 20.16 -2.83
Co-operative Commonwealth John Purrier Griffin 1,647 10.02 -5.03
Total valid votes 16,438 100.00
Canadian federal election, 1945
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Social Credit Ernest George Hansell 6,342 37.16 -2.69
Progressive Conservative Stanley Wyatt 3,924 22.99 +4.80
Liberal Alfred Gladstone Lewis 2,620 15.35 -13.56
Co-operative Commonwealth Otto Edward Wobick 2,569 15.05 +2.00
Labor–Progressive William Austin Arland 1,613 9.45
Total valid votes 17,068 100.00

Note: Progressive Conservative vote is compared to "National Government" vote in 1940 election.

Canadian federal election, 1940
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Social Credit Ernest George Hansell 6,655 39.84 -8.74
Liberal Francis Olestes McKenna 4,829 28.91 +16.74
National Government Grier Rider Davis 3,039 18.19 +3.68
Co-operative Commonwealth Ruth House McBride 2,180 13.05 -11.68
Total valid votes 16,703 100.00

Note: "National Government" vote is compared to Conservative vote in 1935 election.'

Canadian federal election, 1935
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Social Credit Ernest George Hansell 7,028 48.58
Co-operative Commonwealth George Gibson Coote 3,577 24.73
Conservative John Walter Matthewson 2,100 14.52 -32.44
Liberal Frank Olestes McKenna 1,761 12.17
Total valid votes 14,466 100.00

Note: George Gibson Coote's CCF vote is compared to his UFA vote in 1930 election.

Canadian federal election, 1930
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
United Farmers of Alberta George Gibson Coote 6,897 53.05 -13.33
Conservative Joseph Duncan Matheson 6,105 46.95 +13.33
Total valid votes 13,002 100.00
Canadian federal election, 1926
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
United Farmers of Alberta George Gibson Coote 6,840 66.38 +21.94
Conservative John Herron 3,465 33.62 -4.49
Total valid votes 10,305 100.00

Note: UFA vote is compared to Progressive vote in 1925 election.

Canadian federal election, 1925
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Progressive George Gibson Coote 4,943 44.44 -15.33
Conservative John Herron 4,239 38.11 +20.76
Liberal Thomas Milnes 1,941 17.45 +8.40
Total valid votes 11,123 100.00
Canadian federal election, 1921
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Progressive George Gibson Coote 6,086 59.77
Conservative Hugh Murray Shaw 1,767 17.35 -41.67
Labour James Fairhurst 1,407 13.82
Liberal Joseph E. Gillis 922 9.06 -20.99
Total valid votes 10,182 100.00

Note: Conservative vote is compared to Unionist vote in 1917 election.

Canadian federal election, 1917
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Government (Unionist) Hugh Murray Shaw 5,128 59.02 +20.65
Opposition (Laurier Liberals) Donald Randolph McIvor 2,610 30.04 -19.40
Nonpartisan League Stephen Thorne Marshall 950 10.93
Total valid votes 8,688 100.00

Note: Unionist vote is compared to Liberal-Conservative vote in 1911 election.

Canadian federal election, 1911
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Liberal David Warnock 3,660 49.44 +7.09
Liberal–Conservative John Herron 2,841 38.38 -8.67
Independent Edmund Fulcher 902 12.18
Total valid votes 7,403 100.00
Canadian federal election, 1908
Party Candidate Votes %
Liberal–Conservative John Herron 2,935 47.04
Liberal Allan Ban MacDonald 2,642 42.35
Independent John Harrington 662 10.61
Total valid votes 6,239 100.00

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References[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Stastistics Canada: 2012
  2. ^ Stastistics Canada: 2012
  3. ^ "Elections Canada". Elections Canada. June 30, 2014. Retrieved June 30, 2014. 

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